Residential Courses


Want to learn from our professional musicians on an intensive course?
Why not book on one of their many residential courses and experience their expertise this summer?


Matthew Gee (trombone)

July 22nd- 30th

Matthew will be teaching trombone and also performing with the world renowned Septura  brass ensemble at the Lieska Festival in Finland 


Price is €200 for the masterclass course not including accommodation. It is intended primarily for professionals or music students, with most of the tuition being in groups. Masterclass students will receive tuition for three hours a day and masterclass fee includes ensemble coaching.



Carol Jarvis (trombone) 

Norway, Tromso - September 8th-11th

The festival is a Trombone dedicated festival for people of all ages that like to play, learn, and listen to the trombone. We arrange concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

Price is 1900 NOK |(students 1500 NOK, children 800 NOK)


Sergey Ostrovsky (violin) 

Spain, Catalunya - August 10-22nd 


Sergey will be teaching at Academia Internationale de Musica a Solsona in Catalunya 


Price €900 which includes:

A minimum of four private lessons 
Access as a listener to all classes of all teachers
Participation in the orchestra and chamber groups 
Accommodation (incl breakfast and lunch) from 10th to August 22nd
Transportation and entrance to AIMS Festival concerts
Deadline June 30th 


Mark O'Keeffe (trumpet)

Malta, Gozo - August 30th- September 3rd

Your chance to learn with Mark at the Gozo (Malta) Trumpet Workshop 2016

Orchestral repertoire and ensemble workshop for trumpet players

Price €650 including accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

Very limited number of places, so book early. 



Robin O'Neill (bassoon)

Italy, Sardinia August 8-16th 

Robin O'Neill will be giving a week of masterclasses in Sardinia along with an illustrious line up of principal musicians and soloists from around the world.

Price is €900 including accommodation, breakfast and lunch


You can also catch him giving masterclasses for two days only on May 19th-20th in Buzzolla, Italy  


Lev Parikian (conductor) 

UK, Edinburgh - August 6-13th 

Lev will be conducting the Rehearsal Orchestra , a residential orchestral course combining concentrated rehearsals of a wide range of challenging symphonic repertoire during the day with the opportunity to explore Edinburgh and Festival and Fringe events during the evening.

Price Residential - £510 (Students £350)

Non-residential - £355 (Students (£250) 


Ruth Philips (cellist and performance coach) 


Ruth Phillips offers tailor made retreats at her home in Provence for anyone interested in finding a more economical and enjoyable way of playing the cello. Drawing on her experience as a professional musician but also her yoga practice and mindfulness training, she specialises in people suffering from mental blocks and physical tension in practice and performance. Ruth has worked with people from the Hallé and Philharmonia orchestras, the Royal Northern College of Music and also loves working with amateurs. Individuals and small groups are welcome. 

Email Ruth directly to book your own personal course with her or book an online session to try it out first.